Director: Barbara Hill

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Barbara Hill 

I have had a varied career as a geologist and have enjoyed each aspect of this fascinating field of science. I have been a petroleum production geologist, a hydrogeologist, a uranium exploration geologist, a soil scientist, a sedimentary petrologist, a researcher, and a college professor of geology. I have also enjoyed branching into sales for technical services related to geology.

Given the twists and turns of my geological career, I am very honored to be nominated as a Director on the Executive Board of the Houston Geological Society.  I moved to Houston in 2013 and became involved in the Houston Geological Society after attending the 2014 Mudrocks Conference.  Since that first conference, I have been active in the subsequent Applied Geoscience Conferences for Mudrocks (unconventional reservoirs), Subsurface Intelligence, and Applied Geomechanics. HGS provided me with my first professional encounters in Houston outside of work and since that first dinner and conference, it has been a pleasure to have come to know and learn from so many distinguished individuals through the mutual association with HGS. 


Oklahoma State University, B.S., Geology
California State University, Long Beach, M.S., Geology
Syracuse University, Ph.D., Geology

Professional Experience:
2020-present  Rock Domain Champion, Western Hemisphere, Schlumberger, Houston, TX
2014-2020 Technical Sales Engineer, Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory, Houston, TX
2013-2014 Petrologist, Schlumberger Reservoir Laboratory, Houston, TX
2010-2012 Lecturer, Geology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
2007-2010 Consultant, Zenith Minerals (uranium exploration and production), Oklahoma City, OK
2006-2007 Hydrogeologist/Project Manager, SWRNA, Syracuse, NY
1989-2012 College professor, Geology, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa), Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
1986 Soil Scientist, Department of Defense, US Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA
1982-1985 Senior Geologist, Exxon Production Company, USA, Oklahoma City, OK

Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Petroleum Geologist (1989-present): 2018-2020: Technical Planning Committee, Session Co-chair; 2010-2019:  Judge for oral and poster sessions
Unconventional Resources Technical Conference (2016-present):  Technical Committee, Session Co-chair
Houston Geological Society (2014-present):  Technical Planning Committee and Session Co-chair for Applied Geoscience Conferences: Mudrocks, Subsurface Intelligence and Analytics, and Applied Geomechanics; President’s award, 2017; Sponsorship award on behalf of Schlumberger, 2019
Houston Gem and Mineral Society (2014-present):  Education chair (2015-2016) for annual gem and mineral show
Association of Women Geoscientists (1996-present): Lone Star Chapter scholarship committee (2015-2018)
Geological Society of America (1988-present)

Thursday, February 27, 2020